Civil and Criminal Practice Areas

The Law Office of Douglas B. Harper focuses primarily on handling the trial and appeal of the following kinds of litigation:

Business Litigation

representing people and businesses in disputes involving contracts, business ownership, and other business-related issues. These suits are brought in federal court in Chicago, and the Illinois circuit courts in and near Chicago.

Civil Rights Litigation

representing plaintiffs to address misconduct committed by police officers, prisons, jails, or government officials. These suits are brought in federal court in Chicago.

Prisoner Defense

representing state and federal prisoners in direct criminal appeals, post-conviction petitions, and federal habeas proceedings, to address wrongful convictions and excessive sentences. These suits are brought in federal court in Chicago, and the Illinois circuit courts in and near Chicago.

Appellate Litigation

handling appeals of business litigation, civil rights litigation, prisoner defense cases, and employment lawsuits. These appeals are brought in federal court in Chicago, the Illinois appellate courts, the Illinois Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

In addition, the law office also maintains the following additional practice areas:

Employment Litigation

representing employees in employment litigation related to work-related discrimination or violations of the Family Medical Leave Act.

Contract Preparation

drafting and evaluating contracts for people and businesses engaged in business transactions.

Chicago Local Counsel

serving as local counsel to law firms located outside of Illinois who need experienced trial counsel in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.

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Contact Information

The Law Office of Douglas B. Harper 70 West Madison Street, Suite 1400 Chicago, Illinois 60602-4267 Consultation: (312) 214-7040 Direct: (312) 214-2454 Fax: (312) 212-4102

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